Obviously inspired by the work of Andy Warhol. This is Chester Carlson (the guy who invented “electro photography” AKA the photocopy. I call it Photocopy of a Photocopy. I made this for the PrintEx11 poster competition.
I was recently asked to design a poster to sell Mad1’s puppies. These are adorable mini-foxies. After taking around 200 photographs and getting about 10 useful photographs the old saying that photographers should not work with animals has been proven once again! I was designing with the idea that I wanted a “standard” community message board poster but with a more appropriate visual heirarchy. I am tired of seeing for sale posters with the largest element being the words “for sale”! So here is the poster:
The other final touches were the names the family have been calling the puppies and the words mini foxies were included in with the phone number. (I have grabbed a phone number off a poster like this but when I got home I totally forgot why I grabbed the number). I also finished off the poster by trimming along the vertical lines between the phone numbers and also perforating the horizonal line making it super easy to tear away the phone number. So far (one week later) one puppy has been sold!
17th July 2009
After being inspired by the first 2009 semi-permanent book that DesignIsKinky released I have submitted five artworks to hopefully get included. The following quote is the email I sent them.
I really loved the first 2009 book and it inspired me to want to be included in a next book, hence here now is my submission. Attached is my 5 submissions for the second 2009 book, all to specified sizes. Three files are saved as 72ppi jpg. The gif file shows a stroked line which is the bounding box the rest is there as a 5mm bleed. I feel as though I must mention the last file: it is just a jpg but the actual design has been printed A1, mounted and exhibited at the University of the Sunshine Coast Art Gallery in June-July 2009 (student exhibit) and will also be exhibited in a different show in Gympie in October.
My name is: Kassandra Bowers
Thanks for looking at my designs.”
This is me having a go at air brushing to the extreme but keeping in touch with reality. I have added nail polish, eye shadow and lipstick. This contains an skin texture brush from keepwaiting.
This is a photograph of a flower that has been composed so that the pollen is on the top left hand rule of third intersection. The image is unedited except the text stating it is Fig 1 and that it is unedited. The camera lens is literally inside the flower.
This is my final A1 poster for ADN214: Visual Identity and Exhibition Design. There is more information about it at this page: Urban Typography by Kassandra Bowers. This is the submission mentioned earlier as being exhibited in an art gallery.
This is something that I created especially for the book (the other things are all adapted from somewhere else). The stuff outside of the stroked line is the bleed. The fun thing about keeping a blog is seeing things connect as: something for semi-permanent has already been changed since its original blog entry.
This was the back cover for the ISM (Independent Student Magazine from the University of the Sunshine Coast) I worked on page layout and graphic design for the COMMERCIALISM issue. This was the back cover that I made from photographs I took in 2005. I was surprised after I got back to the Sunshine Coast after being in Darwin for 13 months to find that these patches of grass are now covered in concrete and structures. This has been edited since the original back cover. I sadly didn’t pick up on a typo and 10 000 copies were sent out with the 2005 saying 2008 (which didn’t make sense and was picked up on by a few of my university friends).
11 July 2009
I decided to use “the generator” to make three different entries into the competition. When scrolling through I realised that there was actually text for the city Brisbane so I could not resist but put it on one of the advertisements. The category for the final round is “simply city” so the following three designs were my competition entries.
Using the bottle only on a gradient background and the tag line urban planet: simple and city.
Black and white only with hustle and bustle of the streets of “Brisbane” complete with the name Brisbane, the confusing map of streets (similar to Brisbane) in the shape of the bottle a requirement and the tag line “urban planet” to anchor the visual message with text.
A very different approach indeed. The background is created from a very enlarged surfboard and the rest of the elements: city, man, bottle, text and flags are all minimal colour scribbled elements which ties all in visually. There is a very vivid and lively colour palette which ties in the text: live it up.
These designs have all been put up on the site and the disclaimer did state that not all were going to be put up on the site. Maybe the three links will work but they may not correspond to the order on this page.
21st July 2009
The original poster annoyed me so very much as it is very poorly designed. There was no heirarchy and it appears it was more about the bands than the night itself. Some strategic repacing of the items (and using the bands actual logos not just the same type as the rest of the poster) some useful typography – balance, line spacing, size, colour for heirarchy. The word funky was vectorised from a pen-to-paper drawing. The logo for TAME was created by me on this poster it is an abbreviation of “The Art of Mother Earth”.
The original poster was folded when I recieved it so there was some careful photoshop use to disguise this and due to the scan the images are not as vibrant as the origninal but still passable. I will try to get a photo of one of the original posters from the event.